A WATCH OR CLOCK DIAL MADE IN 1793, AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WHICH IMPOSED THE DECIMAL CALENDAR. THE YEAR WAS DIVIDED INTO 12 MONTHS AND EACH MONTH INTO THREE 10-DAY PERIODS KNOWN AS DÉCADES. THE DAY WAS DIVIDED INTO 10 HOURS AND EACH HOUR INTO 100 MINUTES. THE DECIMAL OR REPUBLICAN DIAL WAS THEREFORE GRADUATED FROM 1 TO 10. NEVER ACCEPTED, MANUFACTURE OF THESE DIALS CEASED IN 1795.